Founded in 1961 by Dr. Bill Ard, White Rock Animal Hospital has served the East Dallas, Lochwood, Lake Highland, Lakewood and Northeast Garland neighborhoods for over 58 years. Located at the corner of Northwest Highway and Jupiter Road, the veterinarian is one of the few original businesses still in operation on what was once the home of most of the Dallas new car dealerships, and across the street from the original Dallas-Garland Airport in the 60's and early 70's.
Dr. Bob Hawthorne
Dr. Bob Hawthorne was born and raised in the Lake Highlands area. Bob graduated from Lake Highlands High School and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He lives in Lakewood with his wife Mireya and three college students. Kathlynn [Duke], Trapp [OU], and Leah [Georgia]. Their home is shared with 4 dogs and 3 cats! His interests include cooking, landscaping and college football. Bob's professional interests center around surgery, internal medicine, dermatology and geriatric medicine.
'I'm lucky that I've never worked a day in my life. This is not a job, it's a lifelong dream fulfilled. I'm the luckiest guy in the world to do what I do, and with the people, staff and clients that I am with everyday. And on top of that, dogs and cats! Nothing could be better.'
Dr. Patty Williams
Dr. Patty Williams grew up in Dallas. Patty graduated form Hillcrest High School and Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She lives in Old Lake Highlands with her husband Mark and 2 children Tyler [Oklahoma State], and Katy [Bishop Lynch]. She shares her home with a Golden Retriever, 3 cats, and a rabbit. Patty's interests include English Riding, watching Katy compete in equestrian events, raising Golden Retrievers and snow skiing.
Patty's professional interests include Emergency Medicine and Critical Care; Patty is on staff at MedVet Dallas in the CCU/Emergency department.
This depth of experience is the basis for our many referrals and second opinion appointments from the entire Dallas Fort Worth area. We welcome all new patients, young and old - new pet owners and experienced pet lovers, breeders, show dog owners and handlers, and pet adopters for local Humane shelters and breed rescue organizations.
Cindy HershornOffice Manager
Born and raised in Dallas, Cindy graduated from Lake Highlands High School and attended Stephen F Austin University in Nacogdoches. She is celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary this year with her husband 'Chef' Whitey Hershorn of SYSCA Foods. They have a 25 year old son Jack and share their home with 3 cats, a crazy Beagle 'Edgar', and 'Buzz.. the Wonder Dog'! Cindy enjoys being with friends, old and new, reading and doing crossword puzzles- especially when she has the house to herself.
Connie DaviesHead Veterinary Technician
Connie grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, and has been a Vet Technician for over 25 years. She started at White Rock in 1993, then took time off in 1998 to be a stay at home Mom to Aaron and Sarah. She returned to WhiteRock in 2008. Connie is married to Philip, and shares their home with theirs labs, Apollo and Boogie. Connie's interests away from the office include camping [Glamping], Moto GP racing and cooking....ask about her Carnitas! Her guilty pleasure is Reality TV.
Renee is our 'newest' team member, starting in 2010, ten years ago! She grew up in Garland, and is married to Jason. They have 2 children, Jay and Emma, and share their house with 2 dogs, Precious and Zeus, and a cat named Poppy. Renee enjoys being an involved Mom, spending time with her kids and her Mom and friends. Renee enjoys getting to know our clients, and her guilty pleasure is a good horror movie and taking Zumba classes.
Sharon LewisTechnician and Kennel Manager
Sharon is our longest tenured employee, having started working at WhiteRock as a 16 year old student/intern, from the vet assistant program at the High School for Health Professions at DISD. She left us for a few years, to work in Customer Service, but came back after deciding she enjoyed working with pets and their parents more. Sharon is now in her 26th year at WRAH, Inc. She loves working and meeting our patients and their owners. A mom to 3 college aged children, Sharon enjoys sleeping when ever she gets a chance!!!